Luke has a particular focus on debt and other financial markets transactions, and also advises clients on a range of other banking and financial regulation matters.
Luke joined Chapman Tripp in January 2015, having previously worked in London and Hong Kong on debt and equity-linked capital markets transactions including EMTN and commercial paper programmes, convertible and exchangeable bonds, regulatory capital and liability management.
Luke is recognised as a "next generation lawyer" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.
Luke has advised clients on:
structured issuances including Precinct’s NZ$150m subordinated convertible notes, Turners’ secured convertible bonds, a capital notes private placement by a New Zealand corporate, securitisations by Turners and RESIMAC, and regulatory capital raisings
New Zealand retail fixed rate bond issuances, including Chorus on its NZ$500m fixed rate re-setting bonds, PFI, Precinct, Turners and Spark
New Zealand debt programmes for domestic and offshore use, including for Housing New Zealand, Toyota, Mercury, MUFG Bank, Bank of China, CCB, ICBC, TSB and Westpac
international bond issuances including Chorus’ EUR500m EMTN issuance, CCB’s USD CMU placement, ICBC’s Hong Kong CMU placements, and Mercury and Precinct’s USPP issuances
Kauri programmes and issuances for IFC, KBN, KEXIM, Korea Development Bank, NIB and Rentenbank, among others, and various other wholesale bond issues into New Zealand from EMTN/AMTN documents
the impact of financial regulatory developments domestically and internationally, such as MiFID and EMIR
a range of other markets work including derivatives netting advice, derivatives disclosure and licensing, peer to peer lending, and various accounts receivable purchase programmes
applications to, and discussions with, regulators including the Financial Markets Authority, the Reserve Bank and NZX, and
a wide range of corporate lending, property finance, consumer lending and structured finance matters.